This Sunday the first round of the presidential elections will be held in Brazil, with the current president Jair Bolsonaro and former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as the most options.
Da Silva is the favorite in the polls in a week where attacks between the two candidates seem to intensify. He also asked the Brazilians to vote to put an end to the war installed by the current president.
“Enough of so much hate, so much destruction, so many lies, so much suffering and so many deaths. Let’s go, on October 2, to rebuild the country we dream of,” Lula said.
The former president said that Bolsonaro is inhuman and incompetent for “not shedding a single tear” for the nearly 700,000 deaths that covid-19 has left, “has divided families” and “turned old friends into enemies.”
For his part, Bolsonaro questioned whether the judges who freed Lula from jail are at the forefront of the electoral process.
“The same judges who got Lula out of jail and made him eligible are exactly the same ones who conduct the Brazilian electoral process,” he said in an interview on Record.
The president has anticipated that in the event of a defeat, as expected by more than 17 percentage points, he will accept the result if the elections are clean.
Although weeks ago he indicated that he would withdraw from politics if he lost.
Bolsonaro also said he was a victim of political persecution for having prevented him from broadcasting on social networks from the presidential residence and using images of official acts.
This Monday the authorities arrested a suspect of murdering a follower of Lula da Silva in what would be a political crime.
“According to the first information, the motivation is related to political issues,” the authorities indicated in a statement, in which they specified that Da Silva was arrested by judicial decision, accused of aggravated homicide.
According to the media, the man entered a bar and asked who was a voter of Lula and when revealing the intention to vote, he stabbed him.
Two other politically motivated murders occurred in a rural area and the city of Foz de Iguazú. (YO)